Threat to Brantford high schools “not credible”

BRANTFORD – The vice principal of a Brantford highschool said threats of a school shooting turned out to be “not credible” after an investigation Friday morning.

Two Brantford schools investigated threats after a social media post said a note was found early Friday morning, attached to the Lorne Bridge, threatening gun violence at Assumption College School and Brantford Collegiate Institute.

Concerned parents reported the social media post to police Friday morning.

Assumption College Vice-Principal Patrick Brophy quickly responded, sending a message out to parents at 9 a.m. Friday morning confirming the threats were reported and investigated by city police.

“In response to the social media rumours indicating a threat of violence against our school community, these rumours are not credible and there is no threat to Assumption College,” said Brophy.

Brophy said all claims of violence were investigated with city police and senior school board officials and “deemed unsubstantiated”.

Brantford Police later sent a message out via Twitter saying the content in that post did not originate in Brantford but was connected to a threat at a Cambridge high school under investigation by Waterloo Regional Police on April 2.

On April 3, a young person was arrested by Waterloo Regional Police in connection with the threat and charged with Mischief under $5,000 and Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm or Death.

Brantford Collegiate Principal Ann Myhal said she had limited information about the incident, but said a “generic threat” was posted on the bridge. Myhal said police were not investigating at BCI.

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